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Enjoying a Peak District walk whilst staying at our dog-friendly campsite near Buxton is a blessing for the whole day. Own transport strongly advised due to a lack of public transport. You can walk into Longnor Village directly from our campsite within an hour, ask our wardens for a map from Reception. From the village there are a number of walks near Longnor.
There are so many walks within a short drive of both Buxton and Bakewell in addition to the others listed on this page. That makes them an ideal choice for guests wanting something gentler that allows additional time in the day to do other things. We would recommend:
Longnor Wood Holiday Park, our 5-star walker-friendly campsite near Buxton, exclusively for adults, offers a range of accommodation and amenities to help make your walking holiday more comfortable whatever the season or weather.
We are therefore an ideal choice if you are looking for walks in Buxton with your dog or a walker-friendly campsite near Bakewell. Many of the walks go through pretty Peak District villages, many of which have pubs serving real ale and food so if that is your thing Longnor Wood is a perfect Peak District campsite near pubs.
5-star Longnor Wood is located in the heart of the Peak District National Park, making us an ideal spot for those wanting to spend their time with us walking or hiking in the Peak District. There are so many options to choose from, from designated trails, higher altitude climbs to Kinder Scout or Mam Tor, a ramble over country fields or a stroll over the stepping stones at Dovedale.
There are a number of designated traffic-free flat trails suitable for walking or cycling on disused railway lines offering a wide variety of landscapes and local amenities.
Tissington Trail – 13-mile route from Ashbourne, Derbyshire to Parsley Hay. The Tissington Trail used to be one of the last of the Victorian railways, opening in 1899. Watch out for the preserved signal box at Hartington Station.
Win Hill and Ladybower - Win Hill and Ladybower are picturesque landmarks nestled in the Peak District National Park in England. Win Hill, a distinctive peak with its jagged silhouette, offers panoramic vistas that sweep across the rolling hills, lush valleys, and the serene Ladybower Reservoir below. This reservoir, a marvel of engineering, not only provides a vital water supply but also creates a stunning backdrop against the surrounding natural beauty. The area is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, attracting hikers, cyclists, and nature lovers who are drawn to the diverse trails, abundant wildlife, and the tranquil ambiance. Whether one seeks challenging hikes or simply a place to unwind amidst breathtaking scenery, Win Hill and Ladybower unquestionably offer an unforgettable experience in the heart of the British countryside. Find out more about this walk here.
Padley Gorge - There are several easy trails around Padley Gorge, find out more about the Padley Gorge walk. Autumn is the time of year when the woods are the most atmospheric where you can see all of the gorgeous colourful leaves. Some sections of the trail can be muddy so make sure you wear appropriate footwear.
Monsal Trail - 8.5 miles between Chee Dale and Bakewell, passing through tunnels and the spectacular Monsal Viaduct at Monsal Head, one of the most iconic Peak District views. The Monsal Trail can also be used as a Bakewell circular walk to Ashford in the Water. Longnor Wood is a great campsites near Monsal Trail.
Wetton Mill via the Manifold Way - This circular walk is simply stunning, offering some of the very best views of the Staffordshire Peak District countryside. Starting at the lovely Wetton Mill (SK 09593, DE6 2AG), it follows the course of the Manifold Way past spectacular limestone cliffs, through shady woodland and alongside the River Manifold, before heading quite gently uphill to some of the most fantastic and far-reaching views in the area. Find out more and download a handy map here.
Manifold Way - 8 miles between Hulme End and Waterhouses through the White Peak and Manifold Valley, passing the impressive Thor’s Cave. The Manifold Track used to be the Leek and Manifold Valley Light Railway, built 1904. The old station at Hulme End has been preserved and is now a Visitor Information Centre and cafe.
High Peak Trail – 17.5 miles from High Peak Junction to Dowlow following the route of one of the world's first long-distance railway lines, the Cromford and High Peak Railway, built in 1825 and 1830 to link the Peak Forest Canal to the Cromford Canal. At Middleton Top, the engine house is open to visitors.
See a map of the trails HERE.
Long Distance Walks in the Peak District
The 46-mile Limestone Way passes through the heart of the Derbyshire limestone White Peak, heading south from Castleton and finishing in the Dove valley at Rocester.
If you want something more challenging, the Peak Way Walk is 155 miles, starts and ends in Stockport, and takes in the most spectacular landscapes of the Peak District National Park. The “Walking The Peak Way” guidebook is available to buy.
The 268-mile National Trail the Pennine Way starts in the Peak District village of Edale in Derbyshire and heads North to Kirk Yetholm in the Scottish Borders.
Longnor Wood Holiday Park - Walker-friendly campsite all year round; 5-star campsite Peak District; campsite exclusively for adults
There are a number of stand-out walks in the Peak District which we encourage guests to try if they reasonably fit and active. They are well worth the short drive from Longnor Wood.